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Pop Culture Happy Hour: The Great Big Stand-Up Roundup

Ali Wong performing during her latest Netflix stand-up special, <em>Hard Knock Wife</em>.
Ali Wong performing during her latest Netflix stand-up special, <em>Hard Knock Wife</em>.

We paused this week to bring you a bit of a respite from the news that's still often incisive, smart, and essential. In other words, we're talking stand-up comedy. You can listen to the show to hear all of the recommendations from me, Stephen Thompson, Glen Weldon, and our friend Mike Katzif — and to hear the performers in their own words — but here's the list if you're trying to track them down:

  • Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents: Julio Torres
  • Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents: Solomon Georgio
  • Maria Bamford: Old Baby
  • Hari Kondabolu: Warn Your Relatives
  • Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife
  • Jerry Seinfeld: Jerry Before Seinfeld
  • Mike Birbiglia: Thank God For Jokes
  • Cameron Esposito: Rape Jokes
  • So enjoy this break from the news, and we'll see you Friday, when we'll be talking dinosaurs.

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